The Black Russian Terrier is a unique breed, one of the few fully developed in Russia. Its history began in 1947, when the military nursery “Krasnaya Zvezda”, located in the Moscow suburb of Dmitrov, received a decree signed by Lavrentiy Beria Deputy Chairman of the Council of People’s Commissars (SNK) of the USSR, member of the State Defense Committee (GKO), People’s Commissar of Internal Affairs of the USSR, Commissioner General for State Security. who was then the Minister of Agriculture? The government needed a dog capable of performing service in the post-war period and meeting certain requirements.